Invasive Species Awarness

Invasive species are plants, animals, or pathogens that are non-native (or alien) to the ecosystem under consideration and whose introduction causes or is likely to cause harm.

Stop the Spread of ANS-- Bait Bucket Stickers
Preprinted stickers for bags and minnow buckets are now available for retail outlets distributing live bait. They carry a message to anglers that discourages release of unwanted bait into the wild. This is part of a larger effort to help the baitfish industry learn how to identify ANS, understand new ANS-related baitfish regulations; and learn how to comply with state regulations. DOWNLOAD

Invasive Aquatic Plants
What every plant enthusiast needs to know Invasive plants are becoming a widespread problem in aquatic and wetland habitats throughout North America. Once introduced, these noxious or harmful plants can displace native plants, which are important sources of food and shelter for wildlife. This brochure offers suggestions to water gardeners about how they can help prevent the spread of invasive species.
It offers information on characteristics of invasives, means of spread, the "most wanted" list, and tips to prevent their spread. DOWNLOAD

Zebra Mussels: Questions and Answers for Inland Lake Managers
Inland water users armed with knowledge about potential impacts of zebra mussels on their lakes can help them prevent the introduction or spread of this exotic species. This fact sheet describes how these invaders reproduce and spread, why people should take notice and how lake users and managers can keep zebra mussels out of their lake. Contacts are also provided to make reports if zebra mussels are sighted. DOWNLOAD